OT-950Z: Leadership, Advocacy and Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice

6 credit hours

Examines the varied roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist as a leader in practice, education, research, consultative, entrepreneur, and policy arenas. Roles include involvement in international, national, state, and local professional associations. Application of leadership theory, adult learning, change processes, program development, and marketing strategies are emphasized. Outcomes focused on advocacy in health or community settings for impacting change within varied practice and policy arenas will occur. The impact of professional and personal accountability, competency and advanced advocacy strategies for the profession is emphasized. The development of an electronic professional portfolio for the demonstration of advanced practice and advocacy is a major outcome of the course. This course is offered exclusively online.